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  • 19/04/23

    Enable Monthly Billing

    How much time is taken up chasing debt? Schools tell us they can spend many hours every month contacting parents. How do schools chase for payment? One method is not enough. Schools spend valuable time calling parents, and sending texts, letters and emails. It’s not a nice ta...
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  • 18/04/23

    How ChatGPT may impact schools

    Everyone seems to be talking about ChatGPT. But what is it, and how will it impact schools in the future? What is ChatGPT? GPT stands for ‘Generative Pre-trained Transformer’…to a non-tech person, that’s about as clear as mud, right? In a nutshell, it’s a b...
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  • 04/04/23

    Our Step Challenge for WWF

    28 Tucasi teammates got their walking boots out to take on WWF UK’s 100 Miles in March step challenge. The initiative asked people to get moving however they choose – to walk, run, cycle, swim or dance their way to the 100-mile target. Tucasi step challenge To add a fun...
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  • 15/03/23

    Free childcare announced in the Budget

    In today’s Budget, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced he wanted to reform the childcare system in the UK. Expensive childcare As we mentioned in our recent article: how schools can tackle childcare, we have one of the most expensive systems in the world. Jeremy Hunt explained...
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  • 20/02/23

    How schools can help tackle childcare

    Children’s early years provide the building blocks of their social, mental and physical development. In the modern world, families can’t care for their youngsters at all times, so working parents need access to good quality, safe and enriching childcare facilities...
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  • 23/01/23

    Holme Community School, Cumbria

    How we helped Holme Community School take their online payments and streamline their admin The problem Holme Community School's admin team were using manual spreadsheets, and there was no facility to take online payments. This meant several trips to the bank and manually...
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  • 19/01/23

    Parents’ evening face-to-face or online?

    Many schools discovered the benefits of holding virtual parents’ evenings during COVID. Now life has more-or-less returned to normal, video meetings remain popular, meaning schools can now choose how to conduct parents’ evenings. As expected, many are reverting to face-to-f...
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  • 22/12/22

    Support for school breakfast clubs

    School meals are a hot topic in education at the moment. The last year has seen growing calls for the Government to expand Free School Meal eligibility to all children in households on Universal Credit. The Feed the Future Campaign argues that extending eligibility: “ an urg...
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  • 14/12/22

    School wellbeing needs proactive changes

    Education Support recently released its annual Teacher Wellbeing Index, which gives a troubling picture of staff mental health across all levels and in all divisions of the UK education landscape. The charity surveyed over 3,000 senior leaders, teachers and support staff, from a range of early...
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  • 28/11/22

    We welcome Amy Hewett to our team

    We have welcomed many new members to our brilliant team this year. Some may be familiar faces, working directly with customers, whilst others work behind the scenes, continually improving our system for schools. Introducing our National Account Manager, Amy Hewett Amy will be taking a le...
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  • 24/11/22

    Birth rates began to rise in 2021

    We looked at the topic of declining birth rates back in August. Now it seems that the direction of birth rates in England and Wales has changed for the first time in years, according to new data published by the Office for National Statistics. ONS reports that 2021 saw year-on-year inc...
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  • 24/10/22

    Customisable form for school trips

    Our schools were telling us that their biggest bugbear regarding the administration of any school trip is managing paper forms. Whether it is children ferrying the forms home and back again (with many getting lost along the way). Or the trip leader having to carry around a bunch of forms whils...
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